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Sacramento's May Day Rally Part 1 of 2
A photo essay from the Sacramento Immigration Rally - Part 1 of 2
Immigrants rights are not one of my primary causes. I am a feminist and an activist regarding issues about peace, global justice and women's issues. But when I first heard about the rally and boycott, I decided that I needed to be there for a few reasons. I believe in solidarity and the idea that we are much stronger when we support other movements we agree with - even when we can't be regularly involved in them.
I went to the Capitol yesterday because my great-grandparents were immigrants and I honor the hard work and passion of the people who come to this country for a better life. I knew that it was not my rally, but something I wanted to support.
I took my camera to document the rally so that everyone could learn about how passionate and powerful these people are. Here are my photos from May 1st, 2006.
I was touched by the number of families with young children who attended the event.
Parents pushed strollers and carried signs about justice.
I often think about the kind of amazing empowerment that comes with teaching your children early on about activism.
I found this family and they offered to pose for me
I found a number of wonderful signs as I wandered around the gardens.
The speakers were very motivational - or at least I am pretty sure they were.
The majority of the speakers spoke Spanish, something I have yet to learn how to do.
Don't Miss Part II!!